What is Pronoun? and Types of Pronoun

In this article, we will discuss What is pronoun? and Types of pronoun: Personal Pronoun, Subjective Pronoun, Objective Pronoun, Possessive Pronoun, Reflexive Pronoun, Intensive Pronoun, Demonstrative Pronoun, Interrogative Pronoun, Relative Pronoun, Indefinite Pronoun.

What is Pronoun?

Pronoun is a substitute of a noun means pronoun are those words, which are used in place of noun to avoid repetition.

These are words that replace the noun in a sentence. Actually, pronouns are used to avoid repeating the same noun again and again.

For example,

  • Dhruv is a good boy. Dhruv is my friend. Dhruv plays football. Dhruv’s father is a businessman. Dhruv’s parents love Dhruv.

So here in this example, do you talk like that. No, we never talk like this. If you use pronouns instead of speaking noun again and again, then you have to do less words and your words also seem natural.

  • Dhruv is a good boy. He is my friend. He plays football. His father is a businessman. His parents love him.

So instead of saying Dhruv again and again, ‘He‘, ‘His‘ and ‘Him‘ have been used, so that the sentences become better.

So again, a pronoun is used to replace the noun in a sentence, so we could avoid repeating the same noun again and again.

Some examples of pronouns– He, she, we, I, You, They, Me, Us, Him, Her, Them, etc.

 

Types of Pronoun

  • Personal Pronoun
    • Subjective Pronoun
    • Objective Pronoun
  • Possessive Pronoun
  • Reflexive Pronoun
  • Intensive Pronoun
  • Demonstrative Pronoun
  • Interrogative Pronoun
  • Relative Pronoun
  • Indefinite Pronoun

 

Personal Pronoun

A word that is used instead of a name of any person is called personal pronoun.

Personal pronouns are used to avoid repetition of the person’s name and to make the flow of sentences easier.

There are two kinds:

  • Subjective (I, You, We, They, He, She, It)
  • Objective (me, you, us, them, him, her, It)

 

Subjective Pronoun

A subjective pronoun is a pronoun that acts as a subject of a sentence.

The pronoun used in place of the subject is called subjective pronoun. It performs the action of the verb.

Subjective pronouns are: – I, You, We, They, He, She, It.

Example sentences:

  • I am going.
  • You are my friend.
  • We will call you.
  • They look happy.
  • He is mad
  • She is beautiful.
  • It is there.

Here these pronouns are being used as a subject, so these are all subjective pronouns.

 

Objective Pronouns

The pronoun used in place of object in a sentence is called objective pronoun. It receives the action of the verb.

Subjective pronouns are: – me, you, us, them, him, her, it.

Example sentences:

  • Rohan is watching me.
  • Bob is watching you.
  • He is calling us.
  • She is teaching her.
  • I have done it.

Here these pronouns are being used as an object, so these are all objective pronouns.

 

Possessive Pronoun

A possessive pronoun is a pronoun, which tells us about the ownership of something in a sentence.

A possessive pronoun tells us, who owns a particular thing, means it indicates that something belongs to somebody or something.

Possessive pronouns are: my/mine, your/yours, our/ours, their/theirs, his, her/hers, its.

Example sentences:

  • You are my son.
  • This is my book.
  • This book is mine.
  • She is your sister.
  • Where is yours?
  • This property is ours.
  • This bag is his.
  • This pen is hers.
  • This classroom is theirs.

 

Reflexive Pronoun

Reflexive means reflection. In reflexive pronoun, subject and object refer to the same person.

When an object reflects the subject in a sentence then it is a reflexive pronoun.

In reflexive pronoun, subject and object are the same means if there is something happening in the subject, then it will be the same thing in the object.

Reflexive pronouns are: myself, yourself/yourselves, himself, herself, ourselves, themselves, itself.

Example sentences:

  • I will do it myself.
  • You see yourself in the mirror.
  • He talks to himself.
  • I will go there myself.

 

Intensive Pronoun

Intensive pronouns emphasize or intensify the noun or pronoun of a sentence. Intensive pronoun works with the subject of a sentence itself to give intensity to that sentence.

These pronouns use with the subject.

  • Subject + intensive pronoun > verb > object.

Reflexive and Intensive pronouns are the same: myself, yourself/yourselves, himself, herself, ourselves, themselves, itself.

Example sentences:

  • I myself wrote this book.
  • He himself repaired my bike.
  • You yourself will see.
  • He himself told me.

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Demonstrative Pronoun

Demonstrative pronoun is used to point, show, or indicate the person or things.

Demonstrative pronouns are: This, That, These, Those.

Example sentences:

  • This is a pen.
  • That is a pen.
  • These are pens.
  • Those are pens.
  • This is John speaking.
  • Is that Ram?
  • Do you like these?
  • Have you seen this?

Here, all these sentences are used to point out, show, or indicate the person/persons or thing/things so these sentences are the demonstrative pronoun.

 

Interrogative Pronoun

Interrogative pronouns are those words that are used to ask questions.

Interrogative pronouns are: what, which, who, whom, whose, whatever, whichever, whoever, whichever.

Example sentences:

  • What is your name?
  • Which is your pen?
  • Who told you?
  • Who are you?
  • Whom do you love?
  • Whose pen is this?

 

Relative Pronoun

A relative pronouns are those words that are used to connect a clause or phrase to a noun or pronoun.

Relative pronouns are: who, whom, whose, what, which, that, whatever, whichever, whoever, whomever.

Example sentences:

  • The girl who called me last night is my friend.
  • The pen which I use is very old.
  • This is the table whose leg is broken

 

Indefinite Pronoun

Indefinite means which is not defined, so when something is not defined, then we use indefinite pronoun there.

Indefinite pronoun refers to an indefinite or general person/thing.

Indefinite Pronouns are: Anyone, Someone, Everyone, Any, None, All, Few, Both, Each, etc.

Example sentences:

  • Somebody, please call the ambulance.
  • Everyone is participating in this competition.
  • Everybody has arrived.
  • Everything is ready.
  • Many were playing.
  • Have you eaten anything?
  • Both are good.

 

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